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|Are you an elementary school administrator wondering how close the classrooms are from full capacity? This Excel® template will help you determine your school's compliance towards Class Size Reduction by calculating average daily enrollment (if your Student information System does not). It will also project the number of days that are needed to move students from one class to another in order to become compliant. This template will save you hours and will lower your anxiety in meeting requirements.|
|These scheduling templates contributed by cadre member Chris York will help create your bell schedule whether you are starting from scratch or already have an existing schedule to work with. Each Excel® template automatically calculates the passing or recess time per day, the amount of time school is in session per day, and the total annual minutes of instructional time. You can ensure you are meeting the state’s or district’s requirements. The template also gives you the option to enter your articulation/collaboration schedule and minimum day schedule.|
|This provides ideas and resources for looking at classroom design and learning spaces to improve student engagement and success.|
|In this Radio TICAL episode, Rick Fitzpatrick, principal at Rother Elementary School in Enterprise Elementary School District shares how his school has exited program improvement. He provides specific strategies he uses to facilitate the change process including gathering teacher input on a variety of topics and allotting frequent staff collaboration time. Rick also highlights his school’s continual analysis of data as well as celebrations that are held in the community.|
|The development of interactive maps that "tell a story" just got very simple. Simply do a query such as free and reduced students, export that data into a program like Batchgeo.com, and you will have a map with where all those students live. Our district has used this for free and reduced, suspensions, attendance boundaries, bus stops and board member areas. Very simple and fast.|
|In this 3-minute video recorded at ISTE 2017, three educators share key considerations related to student privacy and the use of online tools and resources. Use it to start a conversation with faculty or parents.|
|This article in “Learn to Influence” collection is one in a series of FREE emails written especially for ambitious people working in complex environments.|
|Buying new projectors for your school or district? Take a look at this 2-page tutorial created by TICAL cadre member Bob Blackney. He provides you resources and expert advice on LCD vs. DLP projectors, brightness, warranty, bulb life, focal length, portability, wireless, management, and control. Once you are finished reading this you will have the expertise needed to buy a projector.|
|Here is a collection of resources to assist school site administrators start to prepare for the administration of next generation Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). While emphasis is placed on California’s CAASPP (formerly CalMAPP)/SBAC assessments, this document is relevant to all CAT programs. Though this list is not exhaustive, it should provide school and district administrators with a foundation in order to start the planning process toward the implementation of the field test.|
|In this Radio TICAL episode, Jim Scoolis, principal in San Luis Coastal Unified School District and TICAL cadre member has recently started a blog at his school to help create conversation regarding homework, school policies, and other school related topics. Steve Kay, professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University speaks with Jim about his new medium of pushing his school through the 21st century. Jim shares the simple way he started and how he is trying to stimulate conversation amongst all stakeholders in his school.|